Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

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Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Being told you have multiple sclerosis (MS) doesn’t mean the good things in your life have to end. While MS is a life-changing diagnosis, you still can live a full, meaningful life that is not defined by your disease. ChristianaCare and our many MS experts are here to offer help and hope as you redefine your life on your terms. Throughout your journey, we will be there to care for your health and also to provide support for you.

In 2016, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society designated the ChristianaCare Multiple Sclerosis Center as a National Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center. This achievement recognizes the ability of the Christiana Multiple Sclerosis Center to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care to patients with MS, while also contributing to important research advances.

As a multispecialty program, our team includes a fellowship-trained MS specialist, an MS-certified nurse, an MS-certified physician assistant, a full-time social worker, and a research nurse. We collaborate with experts across multiple disciplines to provide diagnosis, care, and management of MS and associated disorders. The MS Center is actively involved in multiple clinical research trials to better understand the disease as well as offer breakthrough treatments. The Christiana Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center also works with the local chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Multiple Sclerosis Association of America to assure the highest level of care for our patients.

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200 Hygeia Drive, Suite 1420, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-3017
Fax 302-325-5832